Apparently, when a State requires an able bodied adult to work while getting food stamps (aka tax money from other productive citizens) and then rigidly enforcing the rules, the number of people signed up drops. Significantly. Who’d a thunk it?
Maybe they could add to the requirements….something like, “If you own a smart phone, you have enough and don’t need assistance.” Or how about, “If you’re wearing shoes that cost $200, you don’t need assistance.” Or “If you have more than one television with a screen larger than 19 inches diagonal measurement, you don’t need assistance.”
Making a recipient demonstrate their need by assessing what they own (or could sell) along with their life style might go a long way in reducing welfare sign ups overall.
I know, I know…’hate speech.’
Too. Damn. Bad.